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Poster: dead-head_Monte Date: Nov 18, 2011 1:49pm
Forum: occupywallstreet Subject: OWS theme song by Ry Cooder - No Banker Left Behind

Ry Cooder Takes On the Banks
- http://www.archive.org/details/No_Banker_Left_Behind -

Ry_Cooder-01.jpgYou can bail out the banks, or you can sing out about them. OWS theme songs are important! Here's the idea behind my nomination. Listen to the unmistakable musical voice of Ry Cooder. Bankers can't be choosers. The legendary performer-composer behind the politically astute Buena Vista Social Club spoke to Nicola Standbridge of the BBC about his new album.

"No Banker Left Behind" is the opening track to Ry Cooder's 2011 album, "Pull Up Some Dust and Sit Down," available at http://www.nonesuch.com/albums/pull-up-some-dust-and-sit-down.

Inspired by a news headline about the Wall Street bailout, Ry Cooder began work on his album "Pull Up Some Dust and Sit Down" with this song, No Banker Left Behind, an ode to the corrupt few spared from the financial crisis while most were left to fend for themselves. Uncut calls the album "one of his best albums ever ... an impassioned portrait of 21st century America and its injustices" in which Cooder is "remade as a modern-day Woody Guthrie, fearless and funny, for like Guthrie he nails his targets with droll humour while empathising with society's underdogs." The BBC calls it "essential listening."

Ry Cooder's No Banker Left Behind lyrics:


C
My telephone rang one evening, my buddy called for me

F C G
Said the bankers are all leavin', you better come round and see

C
It started revelation, they robbed the nation blind,

F C F C G C
They're all down at the station, no banker left behind.

G
No banker, no banker, no banker could I find.

C F C G C
They were all down at the station, no banker left behind

Well the bankers called a meetin', to the whitehouse they went one day
They was going to call one the president, in a quiet and a sociable way
The afternoon was sunny and the weather it was fine
They counted all our money and no banker was left behind

No banker, no banker, no banker could I find.
They were all down at the white house, no banker was left behind

Well I hear the whistle blowin, it plays a happy tune
The conductor is calling "all abort", we'll be leavin soon
With champagne and shrimp cocktails and that's not all you'll find
There's a billion dollar bonus and no banker left behind

No banker, no banker, no banker could I find.
When the train pulled out next mornin', no banker was left behind
No banker, no banker, no banker could I find.
When the train pulled out next mornin', no banker was left behind

No banker, no banker, no banker could I find.
They were all down at the station, no banker left behind
No banker, no banker, no banker could I find.
When the train pulled out next mornin', no banker was left behind.

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or StaffNoiseCollector Date: Nov 18, 2011 2:53pm
Forum: occupywallstreet Subject: Re: Dukes of Hazard theme with Cooter

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xh_yICdRvs0

Just the good ol' boys,
Never meanin' no harm,
Beats all you've ever saw, been in trouble with the law since the day they was born.

Straight'nin' the curve,
Flat'nin' the hills.
Someday the moutain might get 'em, but the law never will.

Makin' their way,
The only way they know how,
That's just a little bit more than the law will allow.

Just good ol' boys,
Wouldn't change if they could,

Fightin' the system like a true modern day Robin Hood.

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Poster: bluedevil Date: Nov 18, 2011 1:53pm
Forum: occupywallstreet Subject: Re: OWS theme song by Ry Cooder - No Banker Left Behind

I've always thought this song was prescient:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zuknsRV5kDI&;feature=related

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